Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are set to return to host I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! [ITV]
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is returning to our screens, and fans are on the edge of their seats wanting to find out the confirmed line-up.
The show, hosted by Ant and Dec – full names Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly – is one of the most watched reality series, and its return often marks the start of the festive season too.
The reported start date is Sunday 19 November 2017, and already a whole host of famous faces have been spotted in Australia.
Boris Johnson’s dad Stanley, boxer Amir Khan, Saturdays singer Vanessa White and Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas are all thought to be among the line-up this year.
Jennie McAlpine looks set to join I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here [Wenn]
There’s no denying that out of all the reality TV shows, the I’m A Celeb jungle is one of the most gruelling for the contestants.
The celebs are really pushed to their limits, taking part in difficult bush tucker trials, and being forced to live on very basic rations if they don’t win enough stars.
And while Ant and Dec earn a fortune starring on the show, how much can the stars taking part expect to get paid?
Scarlett Moffatt was crowned Queen of the Jungle in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Here 2016 [ITV / WENN.com]
If last year is anything to go by, this years celebs can expect to receive VERY different pay cheques, depending on who they are with offers fluctuating depending on factors such as their level of fame or entertainment value.
However this isn’t a reflection on how well they’ll fare in the camp.
It really varies – in I’m A Celebrity 2016, Carol Vorderman was reportedly the highest paid, closely followed by Wayne Bridge.
Carol Vorderman reportedly received £200,000 [Wenn/ ITV]
At the other end of the scale, eventual winner Scarlett Moffatt, Olympic medallist Sam Quek and Lisa Snowden bagged between £40,000 and £70,000 each.
If the I’m A Celeb budget is similar this year, each celeb would be likely to get anything between £200,000 and £40,000 for their three week stint stay.
According to the Mirror, 2013’s cast was the worst paid since the show began.
The Westlife singer won in 2013, and reportedly received £100,000 – the highest paid celeb that year [ITV I’m A Celebrity]
The highest paid that series was Westlife’s Kian Egan, pocketing £100,000.
Last year Nigel Farage was reportedly offered £250,000 to join – which he declined.
Former tennis champ Boris Becker is reportedly looking for a hefty £500,000 sum to appear, which sounds very high however back in 2015 Anne Robinson said she had been offered that very amount, telling the press: “I think the last offer from I’m A Celebrity was about half a million.”